Monday 10.26.2009 K Records Showcase LAKE, Karl Blau, Curious Mystery

Sugar City Presents:
K Record Showcase
Karl Blau
The Curious Mystery
Monday 10.26.2009
7pm sharp, show ends at 10pm $6 donation
Sugar City 19 Wadsworth Buffalo, NY 14201
Contact: or Brian Formo

Sugar City is so excited to host a K Records Showcase! We are very lucky to have 3 K Records bands performing in Buffalo on the same night! Sugar Citizen Aimee Buyea met LAKE and Karl Blau on a trip to the Pacific NW this July. They shared car rides, campfires, snacks, and sleepovers. Join us as we return the kindness for what will surely be an intimate encounter with these world class musicians.

K Records is an influential independent record label based in Olympia, Wa, operated by Calvin Johnson (Beat Happening, Dub Narcotic Sound System.) For almost 15 years K has been a hotbed for raising indie stars such as Bikini Kill, Mahjongg, Built to Spill, The Microphones / Mount Eerie , The Blow, Mirah and Kimya Dawson in addition to releasing the audio works of over 150 artists. K records’ artists have a strong tradition of supporting Do-It-Yourself all-ages venues.

Since forming in 2005, LAKE has recorded 12 full length albums. Their new album Let’s Build A Roof was produced by Northwest legend and tourmate Karl Blau. Their sound has been described as sweet, funky and nostalgic with a retro-jingly pop aesthetic that captures a childlike wonderment. The six member group creates a kaleidoscopic of sounds and harmonies. They have played across the world supporting such acts as Adrian Orange and Her Band, Half Handed Cloud, Laura Veirs, and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy

Karl Blau is an indie rock and folk musician based in Anacortes, Wa. His music is eclectic, incorporating elements of folk, dub, R&B, bossa nova, grunge, hip hop, drone, and worldbeat. The common thread running through Blau’s records is a love felt for homegrown music. His passion has led him to produce many recordings in his backyard studio for an array of artists and the creation of a mail-order music subscription service called the “Kelp Lunacy Advanced Plagiarism Society.” For his latest release Zebra, Blau explored the frontiers of folklore, adding one instrument at a time (drum, guitar, bell, keys, saxophone, flute, piano) in an organic process of response to this confluence of sounds.

The Curious Mystery blends Sixties-style psychedelia with American country-blues and garage experimentalism. Formed in Seattle,Wa in 2005 their first album Rotting Slowly hit May 2009. The group places an emphasis on dense sonic texture and unorthodox song structures.